Category Archive: Free speech under siege

Sep 09

Be Afraid: Government News Agencies are Teaming Up Worldwide to “Fight Misinformation”

The Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s oldest news agency (which is affiliated with the French government) is teaming up with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) (a branch of the British government) and other news organizations in a global initiative to combat nongovernment and anti-government news (which they call “misinformation.”) See here. These government news bureaus …

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Aug 17

Another teen arrested for “threatening” federal agents–over social media posts

Every government that ever existed sought to equate criticism of government with ‘terrorism,’ ‘treason’ or threats. Prior to the American Revolution, Brits could be criminally prosecuted for merely imagining the death of the king. (Numerous figures in English history were executed for merely imagining the death of the king in poetry or prose.) In the …

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Aug 06

Governments worldwide erupt in orgies of violence against their own subjects

Indonesia: Undercover religious/government cops are roving the landscape searching for minor violations of Sharia-like moral codes. Hundreds of Indonesians have been arrested, imprisoned and publicly flogged and whipped for appearing affectionate to the opposite sex. Both men and women have been whipped for smooching or holding hands. In case anyone wonders what happens to those …

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Jul 14

Socialist death squads have murdered over 5,000 dissidents in Venezuela

From The Independent: Venezuelan special forces have carried out thousands of extrajudicial killings in the past 18 months and then manipulated crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, the United Nations said on Thursday in a report detailing wide-ranging government abuses targeting political opponents. Special Action Forces described …

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Apr 13

EPA predicts “hundreds of billions” of dollars of damages annually from climate change

The LA Times is out with another doomsday story about apocalyptic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2. The LA Times cites an EPA study predicting ruined bridges, dirty air, crop failure, economic collapse due to lack of labor productivity and property destruction. Total costs–unless governments quickly advance toward socialism and controlling the energy industry–will be in the hundreds of billions of …

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Mar 29

Nine arrested in Thailand for publishing news about election irregularities

Governments everywhere control the ballot box and seek to control what is said about elections and politics. In the U.S., government officials get to hold free public press conferences daily during election season while subjecting challengers to police scrutiny under the guise of campaign finance regulations. Recently, in Thailand, nine people were arrested for sharing …

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Mar 19

Russia enacts law punishing reporters who cast government into disrepute

IT’S BEEN DONE SO MANY TIMES BEFORE. Days after the largest censorship event in human history (the global ban on possession of non-government-approved video from the supposed mosque shooting in New Zealand) the government of Russia has enacted a law designed to fine and imprison people who publish news which disrespects the government, or is …

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Mar 18

Two days after alleged New Zealand Mosque Shooting, authorities team with tech sector to massively ban images

LARGEST CENSORSHIP EVENT IN WORLD HISTORY On March 15, a Muslim-hating gunman supposedly livestreamed his mass murder spree at a Christchurch, New Zealand mosque. But a day later, governments around the world–in virtual total collusion with “private sector” companies such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter–have banned all postings of any video or any …

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Mar 05

Google promised to stop working on its pro-government ‘Internet 2’; insiders say the company is still working on it

For years, Google secretly spent millions on efforts to build a second internet–mostly for the Chinese government. The project–called “Dragonfly” was kept secret even within the halls of Google headquarters. Google’s second internet was designed to be totally pro-government. It was designed to censor out forbidden topics or any content which is critical of government. …

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Feb 09

More Asian governments enacting “fake news” laws to imprison critics

The Los Angeles Times has a chilling story about the growth of “fake news” laws and prosecutions across Asia. Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, and other southeast-Asian governments are enacting or expanding their laws to crackdown on private news and social media which criticizes governments. In China and Vietnam, the governments already own or license all media, …

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